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Final Fantasy Xiv: A Realm Reborn

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Don't want to be a Debbie Downer but two years hype died in about an hour. Gold Saucer kinda sucks, and the prices for anything as completely asinine for how little you get for doing anything.

 

Sounds just like the original Gold Saucer.

 

Seriously though, that sucks. Fortunately I didn't even know about it til Danger's last post so I guess I dodged that bullet.

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Don't want to be a Debbie Downer but two years hype died in about an hour. Gold Saucer kinda sucks, and the prices for anything as completely asinine for how little you get for doing anything.

 

Can't agree with that. I'm still there.

 

Chocobo Racing is hella fun, and doing the mindless short minigames is what they're supposed to be. Haven't gotten into Triple Triad yet, mostly because I hate most of the rules and I was more of a Tetra Master guy.

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Chocobo racing is a complete fucking mess. It's too laggy to take seriously, you run through an item and get nothing, you jump over a bad pad and get hit. You can't drop an item you have no use for, and the thorns are bullshit, get hit and you lose 30% stamina, get hit twice and you're out of the race, and you can't dodge very effectively because the corridors are tight and the lag fucks you up.

 

The minigames are a joke too. 5 point payout when the cheapest shit worth buying costs 20k, they might as well have not included them.

 

Triple Triad is fun once you get the hang of it, but it's another layer of recycling old content for card drops from old dungeons.

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I spent pretty much just several hours playing only Chocobo Races and I didn't have a single lag problem with the chocobo races at all. I managed to evade half of the thorns people throw. If anything, I managed to consistently be in the Top 4 of each race (though I've only gotten to 1st once).

 

I'd complain more about the minigames, but they take 4 seconds each so I won't. If I had to complain, it's that it has the gall to ask if I wanted to use a GS Ticket for a minigame that costs 1GSP instead of just playing the damn minigame right away.

 

I was more annoyed by some of the GATES which didn't nearly pay out as much. Also the one with the vase is fucking hard.

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I'm starting a new character, going to be a healer so in FFXIV's terms, Conjurer => White mage. Might be a tank once I properly see a video on how to tank. I don't know which server I should join yet.

 

I'm willing to accept a "Friend recruit" recommendation from a nommer, they won't need to help me level up since I plan to solo my way to lvl 50.

Is it possible to join your friends party/dungeon across servers?

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I can send a recruit, need an email to recruit though. While duty finder goes across server you can't specifically join certain players unless you're SUPER lucky and happen to queue in progress for a dungeon that's very rarely run so it's not something you should count on.

 

Most of us are on Leviathan though which is usually closed. You can check this site, they update every 6 hours or so and character creation goes up typically once a day.

http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/news/detail/80cd4583bf743600105b947d6906d0909189e479

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It's usually guaranteed to be open at around 1-2am in the morning, so try then.

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It's usually guaranteed to be open at around 1-2am in the morning, so try then.

ty, the tip is very useful. I am now making a character in each server just in case XD

 

Excellent, a bot just invited me in Goblin before I even finished the opening cutscene.

 

Any good guides/websites I can follow? I am currently tracking reddit and http://www.ffxivguild.com/. Planning ahead so I don't fall behind in performance

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Trailer from Pax East about some of the new locations

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okypXypR80U

The release date has been confirmed June 23rd, and early-access is June 19th. Pre-orders begin March 16th.

 

Three versions will be released: Standard, Collector's Edition, and All-In-One (which has A Realm Reborn)

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Benchmark is out:

http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/benchmark/

 

If you need to learn whether you can run Heavensward or not, you can download the benchmark and check optimal settings. Also comes with character creation as a bonus.

 

Benchmark will support DirectX9 and 11.

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There was a 3-hour liveletter today about Heavensward that gave out a TON of info on the new job abilities, new dungeons, and the new theme 'Dragonsong' by Uematsu.

 

This is the official translation of the new job abilities that was discussed during the liveletter:

http://forum.square-enix.com/ffxiv/threads/234788-Letter-from-the-Producer-LIVE-Part-XXI-Digest-Thread?highlight=live+letter+xxi

I feel seriously sad for Summoners, but also hate Monks because of their new supermoves

 

Heavensward's new theme, Dragonsong

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtuwltmTp9I

 

A look at the new dungeons

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGcvnNOe34k

 

And the new animations for abilities

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbvv0rgrT4k

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After finishing Heavensward's MSQ, did anyone else come to the same conclusion about the nature of the 'Warrior of Light' (aka Your Character)?

 

The various races of Eorzea summon their deities as Primals through the offering of crystals and strong faith. But it turns out, Primals are not their REAL deities but merely a perverted version of the original being. That must mean the original deity must exist somewhere, or it was never a deity to begin with -- as is the case with Bahamut, which became the Primal of the dragons, even though he was actually just the husband of Tiamat, who summoned him after the Ascians told her how.
 
That means Primals are beings of faith, aether made manifest through belief and a huge amount of crystals.
 
WHAT IF the 'Warrior of Light' (aka you) was actually a primal? By the end of Heavensward's story, not even Knights of the Round (that's 13 primals) and the all-powerful Ascians stood against him/her, claiming he/she had gained power from the realm of gods. If that was the case, it could be that your character is actually the faith of the world made manifest, brought to life by their faith in the original Warrior of Light who may have actually died five years prior when Bahamut nuked the world.
 
And if that's the case, then you as the 'Warrior of Light' may not be as pure or as good as everyone claims. Maybe you've actually just been feeding on their hope and worship, getting stronger as their faith in you saving the world does the same. And maybe you didn't know you were doing that, because you didn't know you were a Primal.
 
it would certainly explain why the 'Warrior of Darkness' is supposed to look like Trailer Hero.

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Trailer for FFXIV's 3.4 Patch, Soul Surrender.


While that trailer wasn't as tightly edited as the previous ones (hard to beat 3.3 and 2.5's patch trailers), there's a ton of cool stuff they showed here.

 

Not only are we getting the final Alexander fight AND the Goddess of the Warring Triads, but it seems Ark is also making an appearance! Disappointed he doesn't have a bigger role, but I'm glad he gets recognition. Ark is the coolest summon ever.

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Information from the paid stream is out, concerning the new expansion STORMBLOOD.
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAobb8_SzHY

 

 

- Level Cap Raised to 70
- Still several patches before expansion. (Patch 3.45 and Patch 3.5 confirmed.)
- Early Summer 2017 Release (Unwilling to promise Spring again. Lesson learned!)
- Next patch should tell us who the dancer in the trailer is.
- END OF PLAYSTATION 3 SUPPORT. Expansion for PS4, PC, Mac and Steam only.
- PS3 players will gain a free upgrade to the PS4 version of the game.

NEW JOBS!
- Red Mage
(More to be revealed later.)

CLASS UPDATES!
- New Abilitries and Moves for all classes.
- Like Dragoon was the Main Job of Heavensward, Monk is the Main Job of this expansion.

BATTLE SYSTEM BEING REVAMPED!
- Additonal Skill System (Cross Class Skills) Overhaul
- Obvious skills needed by all Jobs in a Role going to be made universal. Grouping skills by Role over Job. You can pick and choose them like a talent tree.
- Reassement of Unused / Ineffective Actions (Axing stuff found to be useless or not really used by players of a class.)
- Combat will be reassed to make it easier for new players to get into the game.
- Buffs will be more visible and easy to track. Without having to stare at it all the time.

NEW AREAS!
- Ala Mhigo Region
- Ala Mhigan style unique and new culture to the world. (Seems very Indian).
- Area in the trailer is Rhalgar's Reach, the statue shown is of Rhalgr, the God of the region.
- Size and scope will be at least the size of Heavensward.
- Eureka, an exploration zone. A unique new form apparently new from the Airship related things. May containe notorious monsters and involve the next relic weapon quests. And might be the exclusive place you level them.
- The Garlean wall in the Black Shroud blocks the way to Ala Mhigo. Time to cross it!
- All 4.0 Areas will have flying. You will have to look for Aether currents again. (But it sure beats finding Moogles!)

NEW PRIMALS!
- "MANY new Primals in 4.0"
- Both original new Primals and memorable iconic ones from previous games.
- Tease that there's a member of the Warring Triad still missing.

NEW DUNGEONS / RAIDS!
- "Bahamut and Alexander are models for the next mega primal."
- Bahamut had one Difficulty, Alexander had Two, but they're thinking of expanding on this... the Normal story and the Savage story for the next raid will be DIFFERENT STORIES. (Possibly?)
- Alliance Raids (Crystal Towers, Sky Pirates) will continue with a new set in the expansion.

MOST IMPORTANT THING EVER!!!!!
- Item Inventory Expansion!
- Took so long due to server issues... they're upgrading the servers.
- May happen in two parts, at launch and during the expansion.

HOUSING
- 4th Residential Area (Ishgard?)
- Will be available at launch.
- Cannot disclose the location because it will be effected by the upcoming storyline.

STORY CONTINUES!
- Story will involve DIRECT conflict between Eorzea and the Garlean Empire as we take our land BACK!
- Takes place 20 years post-invasion by the Empire.
- Story will also involve dealing with the question of whether the citizens want to be freed.
- Enemies: the XIIth Region, Legatus, Zeno Yae Galvus

MINIMUM SPEC CHANGES
- Specs going up.
- Core 2 Duo no longer supported.
- 32 Bit OS no longer directly supported. (But they will try. No guarantees.)
- PS3 support ended. Expansion will not be on the PS3.
- PS3 Upgrade Campaign - Free PS4 versions to loyal PS3 users.

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